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Personal logo Eli Arndt Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 11:35 a.m. PST

Hey all,

As you have likely summized from my various posts, I like to convert and sculpt bits and pieces for my various projects.

Is there any interest in me posting pictures of these conversion projects while they are still in the green stuff and styro stages?

-Eli

Derek H30 Nov 2011 11:44 a.m. PST

I like seeing sequence shots once something's finished. But usually can't be bothered following work in progress.

Rodrick Campbell Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian30 Nov 2011 11:47 a.m. PST

I prefer shots on completion also, but I don't mind just WIP pictures. For me it's really interesting to see what goes in to the creation and hear some of the thought process behind it.

Rod

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 11:48 a.m. PST

It might give me some ideas to use with my own conversions, so go ahead.

Rassilon Inactive Member30 Nov 2011 11:48 a.m. PST

Yup

Personal logo Eli Arndt Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 11:51 a.m. PST

Cool. I'll offer both then. I'll post completed conversions or WIP that show some level of recognizable progress for more major projects.

For example, I have just finished converting some ancient Persian horse archers and other cav into passable Eastern Euro. horsemen. It's been an easy, but fun process. They are not historical, but definitely suitable to fit into Alcovia.

-Eli

epturner Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 11:51 a.m. PST

I agree with Derek. I prefer to see the sequence from start to finish. But either way, please post. I like seeing what others do.

Eric

Personal logo Tango 2 3 Ditto Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 12:03 p.m. PST

I prefer not to see WIP unless the work is complete.

IMO, the only reason to post WIP is if one is unsure and has a question about which road to take, for example, "which way should the muffler be facing, LINK shows this way, but LINK shows another way I'm lost".

THE FOLLOWING IS MEANT IN GOOD HUMOUR AND IS MEANT TO BE TONGUE IN CHEEK

grin Otherwise, it's kind of like dressing up in a tux for the big night out:

Husband: Look dear, I have my underwear on, isn't that great

Wife: Big whoop, are you going to the ball in your underwear? Get dressed and then show me.

Husband: Look dear, now I've got my pants on I still have to do the suspenders, but I have to get my undershirt and then my shirt on first. More to follow…

Wife: Oh dear lord…

Now of course, if the husband is not sure how the suspenders should go, he could have come out in his second appearance and asked "should I put the suspenders on now, or after the shirt?" To which he would receive sage advice from his wife (or more likely "how the bejeez am I supposed to know, I wear a dress!")

grin

Seriously, though, what Eric said, post either way. In my case, I prefer to see the finish and then a sequence or highlights of the process.
--
Tim

Personal logo Lentulus Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 12:04 p.m. PST

I like to see the whole sequence at once; I might not find the intermediate posts again if you wait.

Personal logo Eli Arndt Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 1:05 p.m. PST

When people are asking for the finished product, are they meaning he finished conversion or the finished figure – paint and all?

-Eli

Derek H30 Nov 2011 1:09 p.m. PST

Conversion would be fine, but painted would be better.

Personal logo Eli Arndt Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 1:15 p.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback. Here are my thoughts on this all.

I have always found it useful to see conversions in the raw. I find that seeing them in progress is also helpful as long as the progress being shown is something substantial and representative of an accomplished part of the whole. I'd not show a picture of an unfinished face or half a leg.

I do like to see finished conversions and painted figures both. Seeing what the total conversion is before the figure is painted allows me to appreciate the work that went into it and have a better idea of what the build does for the finished product.

-Eli

I am the mongo30 Nov 2011 2:39 p.m. PST

yes

Mongo

abdul666lw30 Nov 2011 2:59 p.m. PST

To publish a WIP diary could be useful fpr self-cheering (direly needed at times, we all know) and if you are asking for comments / suggestions -then don't forget to give a specific label to the series, for easy sorting out / retrieval later. Otherwise, posting once a step-by-step illustrated report would be more reader-friendly.

Personal logo Eli Arndt Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 3:06 p.m. PST

Could also be useful for others who are looking for inspiration, or some incentive or cheering on.

-Eli

Jeroen72 Inactive Member30 Nov 2011 3:14 p.m. PST

Show us what you like to show us :)

Errr..miniatures-wise that is…

Micman Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 5:31 p.m. PST

Finished work along with pics of the progress. Unless of course it is a massive bit of work.

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